As we age, so do our brains. The good news, according to my guest Margie Roos, PhD., Board Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, Professor, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and Ageless Grace Trainer, is that our brain has the ability to restructure itself throughout life by neuroplasticity. Join me for a fascinating discussion with Dr. Roos as she shares her expertise, passion and habits to lifelong brain health that will challenge your brain, improve neuroplasticity and prevent cognitive decline as you age!
Talk Me Healthy Podcast Episode 15: How Much Can You Really Fit Under the Bed with Ann Newberry, Owner, Smooth Transitions of Massachusetts
Stuff, we all have it, but it's what we do with it that really matters. Join my guest, Ann Newberry, Senior Move Manager, Owner Smooth Transitions of Massachusetts, as she shares her passion, stories we can all relate to, education on clutter, how it affects our health, how to begin the process of decluttering and what resources are available to help. For more information on Smooth Transitions of Massachusetts go to www.smoothtransitions.com
Talk Me Healthy Podcast Episode 14: Facts and Myths of Hospice Everyone Should Know with Wendy Matthews and Kim Schortmann, Ascend Hospice
As a nurse and family member of a loved one who passed, I understand how difficult it can be to hear from a healthcare professional that your family member would benefit from hospice. Hospice to many means end of life, no hope, imminent death. The fact is, hospice is so much more. Listen as my two guest, Wendy Matthews, Director of Business Development and Kim Schortmann, MS, OTR/L, MBA, Community Education Liaison from Ascend Hospice share their passion, personal experiences, provide education, separate facts from myths and answer important questions everyone should know regarding hospice and palliative care.
To learn more about Ascend Hospice go to www.ascendhealth.com
Talk Me Healthy Podcast Episode 13: North Central Massachusetts Faith Based Community Coalition with Kathleen Craigen
The North Central Massachusetts Faith Based Community Coalition
(NCMFBCC) was founded in December of 2010 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
Local area pastors, congregation members and residents joined forces to
improve lives of individuals and families in North Central Massachusetts. Join guest, Kathleen Craigen, former Administrative Assistant and current volunteer as she shares her personal story of how she became involved with the organization, their mission, significant impact on the lives of those they serve, their programs, and how you can get involved. To learn more: https://www.facebook.com/NCMFaithBasedCommunityCoalition/
Talk Me Healthy Podcast Episode 12: Assisting Living Locators with Jon Younger, CSA, CDP, Company Owner
Assisted Living Locators is a FREE service offering search and placement for seniors and their families in need of the perfect Assisted Living home. Join my guest, Jon Younger, CSA, CDP, Owner, Assisted Living Locators as he shares his passion, his "why" and how he helps and guides families through the process of exploring senior living options to finding the perfect assisted living and new home for their loved loves. To find out more contact Jon at 508-878-8878 or click https://assistedlivinglocators.com/care-advisor/nemass
According to Andi Andrew, author of She is Free, "many of us are living in captivity to fear, anger, shame, isolation, unforgiveness and control". The good news is we can learn to break free from these prisons! Join my guest, Emily Vazquez from Excel Church in Leominster and I as we dive deeper into this book and these emotions, share our own personal experiences, discuss the importance of self-awareness, how to begin the process towards freedom and resources available. A special thank you to Andi Andrew for sharing your heart and keeping it real and transforming the lives of millions through this book. Link to Excel Church Shame Off You Series: https://www.excelchurchma.com/messages/shame-off-you/
Talk Me Healthy Podcast Episode 10: Putting Yourself in the Driver’s Seat of Diabetes Control in a Virtual World with Suzanne Mitchell, MD, MS, CEO, See Yourself Health, LLC
According to the ADA, all individuals living with Diabetes should attend Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Programs. The sad reality is that only 5-7% do. My guest, Dr. Suzanne Mitchell and her team developed a new 3D virtual health coaching community for people living with Diabetes and other chronic diseases called See Yourself Health, LLC. It's mission is to provide education, social support and a community where people can translate what they learn in the virtual world to real life changes to successfully manage their disease. Hear her story, the research behind this new concept, how and why it works and how you can join for FREE.
Talk Me Healthy Podcast Episode 9: LUK INC - Building Stronger Communities, family by family with Sophie Weitzman, Community Engagement Specialist
Let Us Know Crisis Center INC, or LUK Inc. has been making a difference in the community for 50 years. Their goal is to challenge and inspire youth, adults, and families to realize their unique potential through community-based prevention, intervention, education, and support services. Join my guest, Sophie Weitzman, Community Engagement Specialist as she shares her personal story with LUK, it's history, services, resources, new telehealth visits during COVID-19 and ways you can be involved.
Talk Me Healthy Podcast Episode 8: Using Strength Training to Lower Risks of Covid-19 as We Move Beyond Quarantine with William Shang MD
Strength training has multiple benefits but can it be used for fighting Covid-19? According to my guest Dr. William Shang, Clinical Pathologist, Lab Director, Cornell University and Author of "The FIRST Program" and "The Thin Prediabetic", simple strength exercises can prevent metabolic syndrome and lower risks serious complications from Covid-19. Learn more then download Dr. Shang's free home program to get started. http://tiny.cc/ok39mz
Talk Me Healthy Podcast Episode 7: Fighting Covid-19 from the Frontlines… A Hospitalist’s Story with Edna MarkAddy MD
Frontline healthcare workers are true heroes putting themselves in harm's way everyday caring for those with Covid-19. My guest Dr. Edna MarkAddy, Hospitalist and Founder, Medhealth Centers is one of them. Listen as she shares her personal journey on the frontlines lines during this pandemic. Learn about the challenges and emotional impact healthcare professionals face every day and what each of us MUST do to make to continue to make a difference as the country moves to reopen.